Brit Hash Plantation Bubbled via Twitter

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
By Martin Myall

First of all, for our non-native English speakers, to bubble means to expose a wrongdoing or to “cause to be found out.”

Anyway, the case is that British residents in Andújar in Jaén were behind the biggest ever hashish bust in that province when the Policía Nacional discovered a plantation of 900 plants in an old industrial installation.

The aptly named Operación Britania came into being thanks to a tip-off on the Internet: the police have a ‘citizen cooperation account’ on Twitter (#tweetredada) where the tip-off was left referring to a large illegal plantation at the said industrial estate.

Subsequent investigation tracked down the warehouse/workshop where the plantation was located. The police decided to stake it out (put it under surveillance), which proved to be quite difficult because the installations were along a narrow alley, making it easy for a police presence to be detected.

The police stopped and questioned two individuals who were spotted in the area in the early hours of one morning. – the two before-mentioned Brits.

With a search warrant the police inspected the premises and discovered the plantation, which took advantage of a large refrigeration chamber. The set up was very sophisticated, according to the police report, and permitted up to four crops a year with a high active ingredient.

(News: Andujar, Jaen, Andalucia)

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